“Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.” –Shinichi Suzuki

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What are people saying?
Teacher, mentor & role model
Martin B.

Monica is an extremely gifted & dedicated and patient cellist, possessing all the qualities of a great teacher, keeping students engaged & interested. Teacher, mentor & role model; guiding aspiring students on their musical journey. Monica always gives 100% in everything she does.

Great with kids
Naoko L.

Monica is great with kids. She knows how to keep the lessons educational yet fun. We have seen some major improvements in our son's cello progress this year. He is enjoying cello more and more as his confidents and playing ability improves. Monica is a great teacher. We would highly recommend her.

Best cello teacher I’ve had
Kate L.

Monica Lima is the best cello teacher I’ve had. She is professional, caring and highly motivating. If you’re looking for a great cello teacher, you can’t get a better one than Monica.  

Teaches with the heart
Margareth B.

My daughter Rebeca started cello at the age of five with Monica. She is a teacher who teaches with the heart. She loves what she does! I have no words to thank her for having captivated Rebeca in a playful and creative way. Always with a smile and word of encouragement. Thank you very much dear teacher for everything!

Inspiring teacher and person
L. H.

Monica is a very pleasant, inspiring teacher and person. Her professional approach ensures my lessons are always of the highest standard and tailored specifically to my needs. She has a great breadth of technical knowledge and musical experience. I am a mature student and can not recommend her highly enough as a teacher.

Highly recommend
Xavia T.

Monica is a very attentive, patient and efficient teacher. I was nervous about starting to play a new instrument but within a couple of classes Monica helped me maintain a can do attitude with plenty of practice to help develop my skills. Monica is a great cello teacher, I will be continuing lessons with her in the new year and look forward to work with her once again. I highly recommend Monica for any cello student.

No ordinary teacher
Dr. Gloria S Wright, PhD, Speaker, musician, coach and author, '80 Activities for a Bright Baby'

When I visited Monica's music class for toddlers, I was immediately drawn in to infectious enthusiasm, wonderful smile and well thought out progressive approach for little people. I have seen literally thousands of teachers in action. It was immediately clear to me that Monica is no ordinary teacher - she blends her depth of knowledge with her genuine enthusiasm to spark a love of music in people, and little children in particular. I highly recommend Monica as a brilliant teacher and a delightful person wrapped into one dynamic lady!

Be happy, play cello!